The Riverhead Girl Scouts thank everyone who donated nonperishable items for the “Stuff a Truck” fundraiser on March 19. Special thanks to Riverhead Building Supply for lending one of its trucks and to Waldbaum’s, King Kullen, Stop & Shop and Walmart for allowing the girls to collect food outside their stores. They were able to donate food to six local food pantries.
Riverhead Garden Club members discussed the importance of bees with the Girl Scouts at the Roanoke Avenue Elementary School. Judy Kayton and Doramay Pearce led the discussion on the benefit of bees and why they are important to our ecology, environment and agriculture. The Girl Scouts were able to observe honeycombs, with and without honey in them. The girls left with bee-friendly flower seeds supplied by Häagen-Dazs ice cream. They had a wonderful learning experience.
The winners of the “Teen Tech Week: Mix & Match” raffle were: Jonathan Portillo, a digital camera; Kimihko O’Connor, a $20 Best Buy gift card; and Virginia Jackson, a digital key chain. All these wonderful prizes were donated by the Friends of the Riverhead Free Library.
Former Riverhead resident Carolyn Thorenz is currently enjoying her home in Wallkill, N.Y. She is working part time as a librarian. She lives with her husband, Stephen, sons, Matthew and Josef, and daughter, Laura, and loves it there. She visits Riverhead from time to time and everyone loves to see her.
A ‘Trash or Treasure’ indoor rummage sale, sponsored by the Polish Town Civic Association, will be held Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chalet headquarters, 300 Lincoln St. Admission is free. Items are needed in advance to prepare for the sale. Arrangements can be made by calling Burte Harris at 631-727-0437. Monetary donations are also welcome. Checks can be made payable to Polish Town Civic Association and mailed to 300 Lincoln St., Riverhead, NY 11901. Thanks to all those wonderful people who have donated money or items. All proceeds benefit the beautification of Polish Town USA and other charitable projects of the organization. Check out polishtownusa.com.
‘Once Upon A Mattress,’ a clever musical version of the popular fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea,” will be presented by The Riverhead Blue Masques on Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m at Riverhead High School. The show will also be held next weekend on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, at 8 p.m. Call 369-6750 to reserve tickets.
Riverhead Faculty and Community Theatre president Dr. Philip Centonze will be donating three new Shure microphones on Saturday, April 2, at the 8 p.m. show to Nancy Carney, superintendent of schools, and Ann Cotton-DeGrasse, Board of Education president. These state-of-the-art microphones will integrate with the new sound system, which the Blue Masques will also be able to use in their productions. Since its inception 30 years ago it has been the tradition of the RFCT to support the Riverhead School District with yearly donations in the form of scholarships, music equipment, theater equipment, music boosters and workshops. The RFCT hopes to continue the relationship with the district by offering culturally enriching experiences to the students and the community.
Happy birthday to Joe Kaelin, Debra Ann Clifford (who turns 15) and Robert Blake on April 1; Samantha Lombardi (who turns 15), Kevin Burgess and Brian Fleischman, April 2; Pete Jackman, April 3; Janet Hooghkirk and Karen Frosina, April 4; Collene Richarson and Samantha Niewadomski, April 5; and Tara Ofrias, Lorna Stokley, Patricia Miles and Kathy Kujawski, April 6. Be sure to celebrate.
Special birthday greetings to Riverhead native and Riverhead High School graduate Chester Borawa, who turns 90 on April 4. Mr. Borawa was one of a group of kids known as the “Polish Town Terrors.” He currently lives in Sun City Center, Fla. Sto lat!